Today is Thursday, just two days from Obama’s acceptance speech. The following was recently added to Obama’s official “Office of the President-elect” transition web site after he realized he won. It was not there before.
This is from www.change.gov, Obama’s official “Office of the President-elect” web site.
- Address Gun Violence in Cities: As president, Barack Obama would repeal the Tiahrt Amendment, which restricts the ability of local law enforcement to access important gun trace information, and give police officers across the nation the tools they need to solve gun crimes and fight the illegal arms trade. Obama and Biden also favor commonsense measures that respect the Second Amendment rights of gun owners, while keeping guns away from children and from criminals who shouldn’t have them. They support closing the gun show loophole and making guns in this country childproof. They also support making the expired federal Assault Weapons Ban permanent, as such weapons belong on foreign battlefields and not on our streets.
Go to http://change.gov/agenda/urbanpolicy/ and go to the CRIME AND LAW ENFORCEMENT section.
Obama lied about his support of the Second Amendment.
The Tiahrt Amendment prevents the release of raw gun trace data to non-law enforcement organizations. Any time a request is made to identify or verify a guns owner, the trace database is updated with who made the request and the results obtained. If you are thinking of buying a gun and ask the local police station to run the serial number, the trace database now has both your name AND the owner of the gun’s name. If an FBI agent recovers a gun used in a homicide and traces the gun, the database is also updated. No distinction is made in the trace database between your data and the FBI’s. In your case, no crime is committed. The liberal lawyers, particularly New York City’s lawyers are just chomping at the bit to get this raw unfiltered data. This is where all those inflated “guns used in crimes” reports issued by the anti-gun people come from. The police already have access to the database for inquires and they have no use for the raw data to solve crimes.
We have seen the “commonsense” restrictions that Obama and Biden have voted for in the past, but were vetoed by President Bush. The one gun a month bill was especially bad as it would make buying a matched pair of cowboy single action guns illegal. The old “for the children’s sake” page in the liberal playbook is played real hard here. “Keeping guns away from children and from criminals who shouldn’t have them” is exactly what the D.C Gun Bans did. IF you managed to get a permit to buy a gun, the gun had to be kept disassembled in a non-working state and locked up at all times. In other words, if a criminal broke into your house and proceeded to stab you family to death, the mere act of getting your gun, assembling it and then finding the ammunition to use it would make you a criminal. If you shot and killed the person who by now had slit your family members’ throats, you could be prosecuted for murder using an illegally stored weapon.
The “gun show loophole” is a myth and does not exist. Every sale of a gun goes through the federal waiting period AND all the FBI checks. No one walks away from a gun show with a weapon. The “loophole” they want closed is the sale of any gun taking place.
Making the guns “childproof” means they will insist that computers be installed in all guns that can only be programmed one time and only be fired by the owner. First of all, this technology does not exist at the present time. Second, would you trust your life to a computer chip that is subject to breaking under the shock and vibration of a magnum load in a handgun? If you grab your gun to defend your family and get shot in the arm, no other family members would be able to use the gun. Last of all, would you trust a Bill Gates or Linux operating system not to crash? Responsible gun owners are already using gun safety for the children. The proof is that accidental child deaths have decreased 85% since 1975!
Obama promises to make the defeated Clinton Assault Weapons Ban permanent. He states that “such weapons belong on foreign battlefields and not on our streets”. This is pure hogwash. Our military, in fact all militaries throughout the world use fully-automatic weapons. The Assault Weapons Ban actually bans a wide range of pistols and rifles that are used for competition tournaments, hunting and target shooting.
Remember that the Second Amendment was put in place for self protection and preventing tyrants from taking over the government, just like England did to us.
The Second Amendment is not for hunting.